The Hollywood Reporter cover

Actress Regina King is the only splash of colour on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. King graces the cover with 4 leading ladies -- Glenn Close, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and pop singer Lady Gaga.

Regina's hard work paid off when she won an Emmy recently for her role in the film Seven Seconds.

Inside the mag, the ladies discussed how Hollywood has changed as a consequence of social media's focus on the gender wage gap.

Regina, 47, says she was aware of the growing pay gap between actors, but she didn't dwell on it because she wanted the work. She said she never discussed the gender pay gap with her agent.

"I was talking to [actress] Maggie Gyllenhaal -- just because we both have been acting for so long, and were young when we started — and I feel like I was very much aware of the pay differences between men and women," she said. "I knew it and I just said, 'Yeah, OK. That's there. But I'm focusing on the work.' So now it's like, 'Oh, shoot. I never had a conversation with any of my female peers that were experiencing the same thing.'"

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  • ShelbyMoore

    Token bl....

  • xenaD

    “Say word?!”

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Regina King looks really good! Lady Gaga does as well.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Tlowe89

    I thought lady gaga was Kim k

  • Coy little wink

    Gaga was great in a star is born...

    Seven seconds was good but a little too gritty for me...I need lighter fare

  • Bleu Lantern

    It took a White woman, Ellen Pompeo saying "Not enough color when I walked into the room". Diversity does NOT mean MORE White Women! And it certainly doesn't mean "Oh look! A brunette! A ginger! Oh the diversity!"

    Feminism is for White Women. Black Women, Susan B Anthony would rather cut her arm off than have our people vote!

  • iWasteTime

    I came to type that!
    She played that part!

  • FukkFolks2018

    AND IS

  • Coy little wink

    I didn't realize how cute and petite she really is...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Regina King has been working since she was 13 years old. She is almost 50 now.

    I dont think she is a splash of anything or a token nothing. She deserves to be up there. Its long overdue.

  • the guest

    REGINA KING...FRONT & CENTER as she deserves to be!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Regina has come a long way from Brenda on 227.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Long overdue ........ cause that one has always worked hard ... deserves every single accolade

  • the guest

    Speak.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Wreckognize Game

    Regina King is a Boss. The End

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • TMW

    Me too

  • bemetoo

    Ion what y’all talking about just cause y’all like someone work and is a fan doesn’t make the cute

  • Wreckognize Game

    Debbie Allen been putting in work and has inspired a lot of these ladies. I'm glad that they shout her as much as they can. Regina is amazing.

  • TriniHarlem

    I love a hard working black woman my gawd it's orgasmic. Happy for her she's BEEN deserving ?

  • Blue

    Regina King deserves the whole cover all by herself.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Lying low and doing work.

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • Renee26

    Look at that melanin poppin out with all those pale helfas... I like GaGa but she still pale

  • KcoolMuziq

    Regina(whom I worked with in The Cinderella Story)has paid her dues. She was so sweet and down to earth when I introduced her to a friend of mine that had a crush on her.

  • EMILY POST

    She is a very underrated and accomplished actress.

  • brooklyn23

    I ain't gonna hold you but I thought lady gaga was kim k. Everyone looking more and more alike these days

  • Pitty Patty

    Can Nicole Kidman move her face?

  • Pitty Patty

    Glen looking a like a butch granny...

  • dru and neil

    I really like her, she looks amazing, very fit.

  • dontgetblocked

    She's really an amazing actress.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    She always be Brenda to me

  • Angelique Johnson
  • Floriduhh Evans

    Preach

  • dru and neil

    I heard Seven Seconds was good but very gritty and upsetting as well, and I think I been avoiding it because I’m worried about crying! I watched a limited series recently on HBO called “The Night Of,” and I get to the last episode and can’t finish because I know something awful is getting ready to happen. I just know the lead character is not making it out of prison alive and don’t want to see it!

  • dru and neil

    I wasn’t expecting her to be as good an actress as she is.

  • dru and neil

    I can’t believe folks used to call her fat..she looked damn good in American Horror Story Hotel.

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrl my life has been gritty enough I can't watch gritty dramas ? I watched maybe 3 episodes

  • n1kk1a

    I did too.

  • MsVAllDay

    I'm so glad she is being recognized. She's been in the game for so long, is a great actress and has been in sooo many movies. She's awesome!

  • dru and neil

    Exactly! Real life has us on edge as it is.

  • Kimocha

    I'm happy for Regina!... She's been doing her thing since the 80's... I'm sure there's not only a pay difference between male and female actors... I bet it's a pay difference between black and white actors as well cuz Amerikkka has always been discriminating and racist!

  • Junkanoo

    Regina is a power house she's definitely earned my respect as an actress love watching her act.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What in the BLOOD is going on..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "King graces the cover with 4 leading ladies"
    _________________________________

    ....4 OTHER leading ladies...
    Regina has really come into her own, producing, directing, expanding, and building her net worth, like a boss! take note, all you 'gram flossers - real power players move in silence and with discretion. Love her!!!

  • Merkaba morris

    All transgenders .....from what I here they are taking over ....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    say it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    not for a couple of years now, i believe
    (and i like Nic as an actress ....just saying....)

  • Ryan

    I was just thinking, the YTs look like vampires.

  • ? ?ee?? DOT COM ?

    I’m waiting to see Bruce Jenner pop up on one of these Hollywood women magazine covers

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so you never saw "227" with a young pretty little girl who happened to be Regina King???? you couldn't have seen this child then and call her a transgender now, smh

  • Applebootay

    If I was Regina, I would've demanded to wear all black or all white...but I love her

  • Renee26

    That part...but she wasn't about to mention that at a round table with those yt women

  • Applebootay

    I actually love her and always thought she was a very beautiful woman then she went and messed up her face...smdh

  • Reenaface

    I'm a fan of Regina King's and it's amazing to see her transition from humble beginnings (227, Higher Learning). I'm excited to see where she's going to take the Atlanta Child Murders case because she's on a project to produce a series about it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    never seen her acting but I'm not surprised .... Chile Gaga puts on a show .... and do mean a show .....Very theatrical ..... gotta see a star is born

  • the guest

    Exactly.

    Aside from Glenn Close, Regina King was a Hollywood Star before all of them. She has seniority and longevity above all of them except Glenn Close who is the elder of them all.

  • MsPam

    I like Regina but her talking about pay gap, please have several seats people are out here barely making enough to survive. While she has millions in her bank account.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    someone working at burger king right now would say the same regarding what you probably earn. compared to your peers, do YOU consider it equal pay?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know Sandra had to throw some shade at another black female so yeah.....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ouch!!

  • TMW

    I was confused when Ms. Sandra said “movie.” I watched Seven Seconds on Netflix. To me it was very similar to one of the roles she played on that ABC series “American Crime Story” which I absolutely loved - which she won Emmys for. All the accolades she gets are much deserved. I loved her best in Poetic Justice though ?

  • MsPam

    Nope but what I get, I thank Jehovah for everything I get/have. There will never be equality because this country has never been about equality.

  • Logan Roberts

    Come through Regina my fellow Capricorn, we work hard???

  • Fodderwing

    Get it girl front and center!

  • Fodderwing

    ?

  • Bashi22

    Regina keep herself all these years still sexy and employed. Regina keeps a job in Hollywood.

  • Fodderwing

    They weren’t calling Regina a trans. They were calling out the magazine for taking advantage of people who are part of larger movement...BLM...and it would only be obvious that the magazine/syndicate would tap Bruce/Caitlyn to have a cover bc the magazine wants to seem like it sympathizes with minority movements. When really it just doesn’t want to become obsolete.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Seven Seconds was a great series. I'm interested to see how the second season plays out.

  • Renee Bee

    This cover is garish not festive. Melania's blood red forest would fit right in as the background noise.

    (Disclaimer: This meme was jacked straight from the internet. I did not make it or add the Handmaiden Tales bonnets)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b7aa5ab53c00d3d2a5e477b826fe1b0afd9957e764e5ff9358dda580b8082d3.jpg

  • Fodderwing

    I’m pretty sure Melanie took her “red forest” inspiration from Stephen Kings
    novel and Stanley Kubricks rendering of the aforementioned of “The Shining”. I’m not kidding. It really is. Which makes her even more horrible than she already is...which I never thought possible. Or...well...no...she is a Trump.

  • Fodderwing

    Swagger jack! Lollll!

  • DOUBTIN THOMAS

    that's wassup good for Regina

  • Fodderwing
  • DOUBTIN THOMAS

    Agreed

  • Fodderwing

    Loves u BGB!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I agree. My dad was a Stephen King fanatic. Seen this movie a thousand times and have The book. The Shining was one of his favorite movies. It's currently on Netflix because it's a leftover Halloween Fest movie for the month of October and November

  • dru and neil

    She really is an amazing actress.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sounds like you are mad bc you didn't have the opportunity to pursue acting.

  • dru and neil

    I would love to see her live.

  • FukkFolks2018

    She just sounds crazy man. I cant

  • TriniHarlem

    My top five since a kid. He has (can't say had it's sad)good taste ?

  • Junkanoo

    There won't be a second season it was cancelled. It was a good show but it was emotionally draining .

  • Fodderwing

    Re Re Re! ???

  • FukkFolks2018

    She isn't thankful? Regina is arguably one of the most humble black actresses of my time. She didn't come from money. Her mom was a teacher. Dad electrician. WHY are you like this? Ugh.

  • Fodderwing

    Houston to ground control...

  • TriniHarlem

    It's delusional comedy hour I see. I'm unable to can.

  • Fodderwing

    I does love me some FF2018.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • TriniHarlem
  • Fodderwing

    Check it out...I think Miss Sandra was actually pointing out that Regina was being used as a sympathetic pawn to make the magazine appear to embrace active minority movements.

  • Fodderwing

    Omg. Rolling. ROLLING! Best of the day!

  • Tammie Reed

    Everyone looks fab!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me too

  • Renee Bee

    Exactly! You went a bit deeper than I did. But I literally gasped out loud.

  • Fodderwing

    Slow azz clap...

    ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    My dad had all the books. All the movies. Only problem was I was a kid lol. I would read it and then be scared. My mom used to be pissed at him.? " I can't get her to ride in the car! She was reading "Christine" while you had her! She says the car is possessed"?

  • Fodderwing

    ?

    Loves ur good NRG

  • FukkFolks2018

    ??

  • TriniHarlem

    ?? glad I wasn't the only weirdo kid that wanted to read all of Stephen King books. His mind is crazy like seriously.

  • Fodderwing

    Girl it is my fave past time to call out these entitled Neanderthals!

  • Fodderwing

    ???

  • Fodderwing

    No. No she cannot. ????

    Thankkkkkkkk uuuuuu.

  • the guest

    Of course the magazine was because white Hollywood always calculates to deflect from the lack of diversity in Hollywood. But nothing takes away from Regina King being a Hollywood pioneer and elder to everyone in that photo except Glenn Close whom I’m sure has utmost respect for Ms. King.

  • the guest
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *deep azz sigh*
    ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is beautifully deranged

  • FukkFolks2018

    This place done went down. Every year around holidays garden get Cray. Might be time for one of my extended breaks

  • RealATLPeach36

    Dang that was ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I always respected how she handled her divorce from Tom Cruise. Because something tells me that he was a whole entire ass during their marriage. But she never really blasted him

  • FukkFolks2018

    Kids have no biz reading Cujo, Christine, or Firestarter lol. Mind your bookcase parents lol

  • Renee Bee

    Yes! That dang Christine. I can still hear her revving. (shudders)

  • Soda

    Have you watched Mr. Mercedes?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Mind your bookcase!!!!! But people don’t read anymore everyone has audible lol

  • Fodderwing

    Rose Madder was my SHEET back in the day. My parents had no clue as long as I was entertained

  • Fodderwing

    I agree in totality.

  • RealATLPeach36

    WAIT! Have you heard about some slummmmmmm show...Side chicks of Charlotte NC?

  • Fodderwing

    ?

  • Fodderwing

    ?????

  • Fodderwing

    ?

  • Soda

    Nicole and Rachel are older than Regina.

  • Fodderwing

    No she ownes that spot. More than any human around her. And she knows it. Props to her diplomacy.

  • hottlanta

    Those trees are red from the blood of slaves who built the white house.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I mean What in the world!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Regina you was the business in Ray. Calling his home while the wife is there and say Ray I got the room and I got some Boilay. She was opening the wine while talking. She played the ultimate side chick.

  • hottlanta

    Yep you can buy a BE BEST ornament for $9.95. You can get a BE BEST pencil for $2.99. Yep just like Dump.

  • Fodderwing

    I’m roffling so hard I feel like Kim k on her first sex tape!!

  • Fodderwing

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good catch. ??????

  • Fodderwing

    It’s a Walmart Xmas!!

  • Renee Bee

    ?

  • hottlanta

    As long as the ornament and pencil didn't say Vhite Haus it is all good.

  • Fodderwing
  • FukkFolks2018

    Yes! I'm surprised it finally made it out. Been in works for years. A mess

  • Jussjess25

    Regina better go head!!! And come all the way through!! Well deserved, that women has talent.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bits and pieces of it! I might need to swing back to it!

  • imright

    creepy

  • *ConcreteFlower*

    Hellyweird cesspool!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    You betta stay yo azz hurr!
    (I've had my fill of wishing you Murry Chrimma in absentia)?

    Fugg folks!?
    ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!??

  • Coy little wink

    Pet cemetery OMG I was so scared I tried to read it...the movies were nothing compared to the book plus your imagination

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Girl! I was a big 'kid' when I read Cujo, and I promise I was all fugged up! I had to keep putting it down ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I refused to read pet cemetery. I feared live animals, I didn't want no prollems with no ghost critters?

  • gail jones

    Okay!

  • gail jones

    Christine was THE ISH!!!!

  • gail jones

    YES

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    'Wing! Why you tryna bedazzle me? Don't make me e-stalk you?

  • FukkFolks2018

    This one too. Listen

  • hottlanta

    In my cardi b .voice them bloody trees

  • MsPam

    You sound stupid. I never wanted to be a actress. ????????

  • Nathan Hastings

    Regina for the win!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    wtf is this .... is this real chile??????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sweet lord the trees is real ... chile these demonic folks just don't give a damn anymore ... I bet they have infestations in that whitehsouse ...... bugs rats and all ..... wtf ...... just ugh ...... this is gross .... I know the true meaning with this sick azz display ...... these folks like blood .... smh there is a deep dark meaning behind this fugg shyt .... and these fuggars are bold as hell now ...... Get thee behind me ......... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/776fc673f0dffd9a78a9d91097c354d51f5f6fa023aa27e1a852a81744db9b6f.gif Folks this shyt done got real ..... I can not with this shyt here

  • Faithz

    Beautiful cover.

  • Faithz

    For real she sure did.

  • SunSoy

    Lady GaGa wanted to be an actress first.

  • supastar

    Regina!

  • Yoni7

    WOW! What's ironic.....SHE is the ONLY ONE that stood out to me at first glance. Congrats, girl!

  • Vonn

    All of those white broads look extra pale standing around Regina's glorious melanin.

  • EasyBreezy

    Malcolm Jamal Warner who? Go Regina! *I am still salty about the way he broke up with you eons ago*

  • hottlanta

    She probably aint. She has moved on n let someone else deal with him.

  • Chuck

    Regina isn't attracted. She was when she was Brenda.

  • Dowoop

    Did it actually make It out?

  • Dowoop

    You do know that pay gaps occur across most income levels right. The same people barely making enough to survive could pbly benefit from pay equity.

  • Applebootay

    Me tooooooooooooooooooo.....I just don't know why she messed with her face...Hollywood is the Devil...

  • Applebootay

    Me tooooooooooooooooooo.....I just don't know why she messed with her face...Hollywood is the Devil...

  • P3

    Where's Lupita?

  • T Willis

    I’ve never found her attractive, but her body is banging! And she’s a dope actress.

  • T Willis

    The boy being gay was just too much. Then showing his dead body and bicycle... and how they made sure he was dead smdh. I turned that shit off immediately.

  • T Willis

    And I was thinking about how so many of our shows/movies are emotionally draining. It’s to a point, for me, where I can’t even support black films/shows. They’re either overly corny or just too damn depressing. It’s like we can’t find a middle ground.

  • T Willis

    I was annoyed with her response too - but not because of her millions, but because she seemed dismissive of the gap and indifferent. I’d hope she’d have something more substantial to contribute to the conversation. Especially given how long she’s been acting (child star).

  • T Willis

    Some folks can’t see beyond their own circumstance and experience.

  • T Willis

    Yep, there is. Octavia Spencer has a whole conversation about it with that other yt actress (can’t think of her name - but she starred alongside Octavia and Viola Davis in the film The Help) and the yt actress went great lengths to get Octavia equal pay for one of their films.

    It’s also interesting how neither Octavia or Viola were included in this cover. Black women will always be seen as a “token”, where only a few of us can be recognized simultaneously.

  • T Willis

    Lol I think she was asked about Botox a few years ago and she admitted to it - and admitted to stopping because it interferes with her ability to project certain emotions. I may be confusing her with another yt actress lol but I’m pretty sure it was Nicole.

  • T Willis

    I think she’s being used as a token in this instance. We have more than a few veteran black actresses that have paid their dues and deserve to be right next to her on this - and many more - magazine covers.

  • T Willis

    Yep. They will never include more than a couple of black actors/actresses on their covers. They’ll add a few multi ethnic or racially ambiguous folks - but you won’t see a Regina King, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington etc all on one cover, unless it’s a Jet, Essence, Ebony, or another ethnic publication.

  • Renee Bee

    Mask Off, Jen. They are not even hiding in the dark anymore. Broad daylight is acceptable now. (Smh and throwing holy water)

  • MzApple

    Glenn Close crazy ass still booking gigs?

  • Chuck

    The same here.

  • Fodderwing

    ??

  • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

    Have you seen the trailer for the new Pet Semetary remake? I think it's coming out in April 2019.